Disability Living Allowance & Child Disability Payment

This is a two-part online course, usually taking place on two consecutive mornings (2 x 3 hour parts). It is essential to attend both parts of the course.

 

DLA/CDP MAIN ELIGIBILITY RULES & THE MOBILITY COMPONENT

Part 1 course outline:
3 hours on Day 1, including registration, course presentation & practice, break and time for questions

  • Basic eligibility rules for DLA/CDP 

  • BREAK

  • Disability criteria within the mobility component of these benefits

 

Aims

This part of the course teaches the main eligibility rules within Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Child Disability Payment (CDP) and goes on to introduce the disability criteria within the mobility component of these benefits. It enables participants to understand who should claim DLA/CDP and how to complete the mobility component sections of the DLA/CDP application form effectively. 

Objectives
By the end of Part 1, participants will:

  • Understand the basic eligibility rules for DLA/CDP including the age rules, the residence and presence rules and the required period rules;

  • Understand the different routes to claiming the mobility component; 

  • Be able to complete the mobility component sections of the DLA/CDP application form effectively. 

 

DLA/CDP THE CARE COMPONENT

Part 2 course outline:

3 hours on Day 2, including registration, course presentation, break and time for questions

  • Understand the disability criteria within the care component of DLA/CDP

  • BREAK

  • Complete the care component sections of the DLA/CDP application form effectively. 

 

Aims

This part of the course teaches the disability criteria for the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Child Disability Payment (CDP). It enables participants to recognise entitlement and to complete the care component sections of the DLA/CDP application form effectively. 

 

Objectives
By the end of Part 2, participants will:

  • ​Understand the disability criteria within the care component of DLA/CDP; 

  • Be able to complete the care component sections of the DLA/CDP application form effectively. 

  • Be able to check decisions are correct. 

 

Methods of delivery
This course is delivered online live with a BTC trainer. It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and case studies, group discussion and games. Participants will be provided with e-learning supporting material including PowerPoint slide handouts, a comprehensive training pack pdf and additional resources. There is a 20-30 minute break halfway through each part of the course.

 

Intended audience

This course is for staff working with children under the age of 16 who are affected by a health condition or a disability. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is helpful. 

 

Certificates & post course support
Participants booking through our website will receive an e-certificate for completing both Parts 1 & 2 (2 x half days / 6 hours) of this course. This also guarantees eligibility to access our free 12 months post-course advice service. If you don't receive your certificate, please look in your spam folder first!

Course instructions

In the week before the course, you will receive an email with Zoom link(s) to the course and a Dropbox link to access the pack/slides which are in pdf format. You will need to download (or print) the pack (and slides, if you wish) before each part of the course.

You will need basic IT skills, a good wifi connection and a suitable computer/laptop to access both the Zoom session and the pack throughout. You may wish to use a separate device for the pack (or split your screen) if you cannot or do not wish to print.